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News24.com | Cech serving to solve Chelsea’s goalkeeping woes, says Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard has printed Petr Cech will work with Chelsea’s unique signing Edouard Mendy and the error-inclined Kepa Arrizabalaga because the Blues boss bids to solve his personnel’s goalkeeping considerations.

Used Chelsea ‘keeper Cech has been employed by the west London club as technical and performance consultant since his retirement in 2019.

However the 38-year-feeble, who performed his playing profession at Arsenal, become no longer too lengthy within the past pictured at Chelsea’s Cobham unpleasant coaching alongside Kepa and Lampard’s goalkeeping coach Henrique Hilario.

Lampard confirmed Cech become taking share in just a few of the coaching, no longer as a substitute for Hilario but to add his wealth of ride to the courses after a stunned spell for Kepa.

Chelsea signed Senegal’s Mendy from French club Rennes earlier this week following Kepa’s mistakes within the personnel’s opening two Premier League games against Brighton and Liverpool.

Kepa, the sphere’s most costly goalkeeper, become dropped twice by Lampard after costly blunders remaining season and is probably going to lose his field but again when Mendy turns into accessible after Saturday’s day out to West Bromwich Albion.

“Having Petr put alongside with the ‘keepers and lift his ride is a gargantuan thing,” Lampard said. “He peaceful has gargantuan quality, I mediate he retired reasonably young. He’s coaching and retaining match, that’s healthy for him and splendid for the ‘keepers.”

“Petr has his day job but he is additionally working with the goalkeepers,” he added. “Why would you no longer tap into the splendid goalkeeper on this planet, which he become for a in point of fact lengthy time, to lag on that details.”

Kepa’s time at Chelsea since his 72 million ($91 million) switch from Athletic Bilbao in 2018 has been stunned and it can perchance be minute shock if Mendy’s arrival ended in him to behold for a switch.

Kepa switch?

Asked if he become start to Kepa leaving on mortgage, Lampard said: “No clarity on that one but. I’m no longer going to talk about what can also occur within the ruin.

“I’m going to have conversations with the final goalkeepers. I’m going to be very start about it and uncover concerning the vogue to switch forward. We all know we have got had considerations within the goalkeeping dwelling within the first two games of this season and at instances remaining year.”

After spending around 220 million revamping his squad for the reason that close of remaining season, Lampard is under stress to order silverware in his 2d season in charge.

The Chelsea boss believes the character of his players is as crucial as their skill.

He said he had read James Kerr’s e book “Legacy”, which looks on the All Blacks’ personnel culture.

“As noteworthy as a gargantuan skill can merit on the pitch, there can additionally be a character that would no longer want to push,” he said. “That typically is a negative. That’s something you’re employed against.

“There are a quantity of issues I uncover about in coaching on a fashioned foundation, interactions, how they act around the coaching floor, are they distinct influences with their personnel-mates?

“Those issues near into my thinking to get a particular personnel that have to grab.” 

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